The Young Docs on the Front Lines

Saturday, April 18th

The COVID-19 pandemic is an all-hands-on-deck situation, and medical residents—generally young doctors at lower levels of pay and responsibility—have been thrust onto the front lines. How fair is that? What are the risks? [And how do doctors in charge balance the needs of a pandemic against the welfare of their own staff?] In Episode 5 of Doctor’s Log, Esther Choo, M.D., considers this much-debated question, and interviews the people at the heart of the issue: the residents at her own Portland, Oregon, hospital. For transcripts, please visit